Introduction The authors have considerable experience conducting DNA lineage studies, with a focus on Y-DNA studies of the world’s historic rabbinical lineages., , , ,  Each of these studies presents its own unique challenges. Two of the more challenging aspects […]
About Yitzchak Meyer Twersky
Yitzchak Meyer Twersky was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. He received his BA from Yeshiva University. Yitz worked in Banking Technology on Wall Street for twenty years, and for the past seven years, he has worked in the Healthcare Technology Industry.
Yitz is a son-after-son descendant of Grand Rabbi Menachem Nachum Twersky of Chernobyl, through Menachem Nachum’s grandson, Grand Rabbi Aharon Twersky, who founded the Chernobyl branch of the Twersky Chassidic dynasty. Yitzchak’s personal odyssey of research into his ancestral lineage dates to 1986, when he began researching his family’s ancestry. Since that time, Yitz has authored several books on the Twersky Chassidic dynasty, including Mi Yareinu Tov, Grand Rabbis of the Chernobyl Dynasty, and Harav Yaakov Yosef Twersky, a Life in Pictures.
Yitz has been featured in dozens of newspaper articles, television news programs, and feature video and radio documentaries on the Twersky Chassidic dynasty, and has consulted and contributed to over thirty scholarly books, biographies, articles, and genealogical publications in the United States and Israel. Recently, he was featured in a 2016 video documentary on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty called: Chernobyl’s Lasting Jewish Legacy, which was viewed in twenty-three countries and translated into five languages. Yitz is also collaborating with Dr. Jeffrey Mark Paull and Dr. Jeffrey Briskman in a research study to identify the Y-DNA genetic signature and ethnic origin of the Twersky Chassidic dynasty.